Holy Cross Indian Orthodox Mission makes a difference in the community on September 11th

On the ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, members of the Holy Cross Indian Orthodox Mission paid remembrance by volunteering their services in downtown Manhattan at the St. Francis Xavier Mission. On Saturday, the St. Francis Xavier Mission provided 109 households and 297 people with food!

On the second Saturday of each month, St. Francis hosts a Food Pantry for those families and individuals in need of assistance in the Manhattan area. The Food Pantry was set up like a market and consisted of tables of various items that “customers” could go to and based on the number of points they were allotted, “purchase” the items they wanted.

Holy Cross members assisted in setting up the tables beginning at 9 AM and provided assistance during the purchasing process over the next 3 hours. We express thanks to those individuals that attended the event and helped to make a difference in the community and also increase the profile of the Malankara Orthodox Church.

The Holy Cross Indian Orthodox Mission was begun in 2007 as an outreach in New York City to assist the spiritual and social needs of our FOCUS and MGOCSM members living in and around Manhattan. For more information join our email group Holycrosschurchnyc@gmail.com OR our Facebook Page “Holy Cross Indian Orthodox Mission Parish”. We invite all to join us at our next community service event.

Tags: Charity


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